Marianne Kaurin has earned several literary awards for her books for children and young adults. Her middle grade novel - Our Own Little Paradise (Blue Lagoon Deluxe in Germany) was awarded one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis 2021, Kaurin’s debut, the young adult novel Almost Autumn, was awarded The Ministry of Culture First Book Award 2012, Best YA 2012, and the American literary prize The Sydney Taylor Book Award 2018. Marianne Kaurin has studied creative writing and literature at the Norwegian Institute for Children’s Books. She works as a children’s book editor.
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